Fishes are used as pet or eaten to get nutrients but now for the first time in the world fish skin is being used to treat the wounds of skin burning.
This new treatment is developed by doctors of Brazil and the first testing on human has been completed on 50 patients in Dr José Frota Institute Burns Unit in Fortaleza in northern Brazil.
Doctors used the skin of Tilapia fish which is a Brazilian fish and is easily available in the market. The fish is known because of its disease resistant qualities and it’s the first time that this is being used to treat burn wounds.
The initial clinical results have been positive and the doctors are hopeful in moving towards the next step. But they believe that the public availability of this treatment will take time because they want to consider all health aspects of the treatment.